07-07-2014 07:24 AM
I am executing the below code in both SAS 9.2 and 9.3:
format var2 time8.;
In SAS 9.2 (as well as in 9.1.3) the value of var2 is coming up as 0:00:42 (best12. value is 42), which is correct. But in 9.3 it is appearing as 42:00:00 (best12. value 151200). It seems SAS is just disregarding leading zeroes from the text field in 9.3.
Is there any change regarding this in SAS 9.3 for Input function (or informats).? I am really puzzled at why this correct thing be changed during upgrade, or is it a bug that crept in while moving on to 9.3.
I would really appreciate any insight on this.
Thanks & Regards,
07-07-2014 08:02 AM
When the same code produces different results between SAS versions, and said difference is not noted somewhere in the documentation, it is clearly a matter for SAS tech support. Open a track there.
We had a similar problem in the behaviour of the $ebcdic format between 6.12/8.2 that lead to a fix.